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2004 Acura RSX 2.0L front axle VIN: JH4DC53854
Car has a severe repetitive clunking from front(almost center front of car) when accelerating on ice with both front wheel spinning. You have to hold the gas pedal in just the right position to get the "sweet spot". I can get the clunking to happen across my e...
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2000 Honda Accord LX 3.0L Immobilizer VIN: 1HGCG1649Y
Good morning everyone. We have come across this issue at times, and don't know yet of a way around it. We have a bad pcm, but can'not reprogram for immobilizer without towing vehicle to dealer. Does anyone have a way, or software to do this at their shop? we w...
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2002 Honda Civic LX 1.7L Oil VIN: 2HGES15802
Civic came in for oil leak and clutch replacement. Oil was all over the place, cleaned and added dye - found o-ring in oil pump was leaking and the rear main seal was leaking. Replaced o-ring and front crank seal, replaced rear main seal and oil pan gasket (al...
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2005 Kia Rio 1.6L Oil Consumption VIN: KNADC12535
Hello, I am having problems with this Kia, I replaced the engine due to a blown timing belt and the valves dropping into the cylinders. The 'new' engine uses oil, about 3 quarts every 2,000 miles. I have tried Lucas, and some Justice Brothers oil additives, an...
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2006 Kia Sorento EX 3.5L Leak VIN: KNDJC73366
Customer referred to me from another business for a leaking front differential axle seal. Axle was loose in differential. Removed, disassembled differential. The left side axle had galling/metal transfer from stub and inside of carrier. Bearings were wiped. Re...
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1992 Nissan R32 Skyline 2.0L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Cuts out, Misfire
The Customer brought it in as is. Engine was sitting for long time, it recently had head gaskets, water pump, oil pump and timing belt replaced. On first start up we noticed throttle hesitation or delay when throttle is pressed, it's running super rich, and th... Trouble codes: 55 (System normal)
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2004 Nissan 350Z Touring 3.5L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: JN1AZ36AX4
Customer originally brought the car to me after being shipped from Florida to Arizona. The car would not start, after some digging I found the ground cable on the passenger side body, under the steering reservoir was not attached. I secured the ground and the ... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Misfire)
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1999 Subaru Legacy Limited 30th Anniversary 2.5L headgaskets VIN: 4S3BG6855X
my question is we have a Subaru with head gaskets surprise surprise , so my question is dealer gasket or aftermarket ( napa) ive heard people on both sides say each is ok , so I just am curious as to what u guys think also any helpful hints would be appreciate...
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1996 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4L ac clutch
The ac clutch will not stay engaged at idle. It usually engages when first tried but after 10 minutes or so it cuts out and will not enage again unless one of the following 2 things occur: 1- It will engage and stay on if I cruise down the road at 35-70 mph. ...
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1998 Toyota Camry CE 2.2L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Cuts out, Stall, Misfire VIN: 4T1BG22K3W
This car came into my shop barely running.It is very hard to start & when it does start it does not have any power at all.I replaced the timing belt about 800 miles ago.I pulled the covers off to re-check my timing marks & found no problem.I then scanned the c...
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Fixes & Summaries for Asian
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2001 Honda CR-V EX 2.0L Engine VIN: JHLRD18611
Thank you to all the help provided . At this point the customer does not want to move forward so I can not post a complete repair. I did however see a big reduction in oil usage after adding a can of BG RF7 . I know this just thickened the oil up but it did he...
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2008 Kia Sorento LX 3.3L Stall VIN: KNDJC73508
THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT HELP. THIS WAS A STRANGE ONE. WAS FINALLY ABLE TO DUPLICATE PROBLEM. I HAD TO START THE VEHICLE COLD AND TAKE OFF DRIVING, WOULD START RUNNING BAD AND TRY TO DYE AT STOPS. CAR WARMED UP IN CLOSED LOOP WOULD NOT FAIL. EVERYONE WAS RIGHT... Trouble codes: P2196 (Ho2 signal stuck rich).
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1996 Toyota Camry DX 2.2L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4T1BG12K4T
well I wish I could say this one is fixed but it seems to be unfixable vehicle has a hodgepoge mixture of parts from different years so without doing extensive research to match part numbers to the year customer opted to sell vehicle to wrecking yard I wish I ...
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1999 Toyota Camry LE 3.0L all accessories VIN: 4T1BF28K6X
Pierre from Quebec gave me a good idea .unplugged ignition switch to find which wire had power when it shouldn't.It was the wire that supplies power to gauges and abs.It was then simple to find that the ABS hydraulic unit was faulty and stuck in the on positio...
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2003 Toyota Highlander 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Misfire VIN: JTEGF21A13
Well this thing is down the road thanks to all the guys on here. It ended up being two broken terminals on the pcm C9 connector. The tangs inside the 2 pins had broken causing an non stable connection. I replaced the pins and everything started working as is s... Trouble codes: P0351 (Ign primary 1), P0352 (Ign primary 2), P0353 (Ign primary 3), P0354 (Ign primary 4), P0355 (Ignprimary 5), P0356 (Ign primary 6).
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